A thread for all chat related to and about The Canonn interstellar/intergalactic scientific research group.
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If we are trying to select potential "homes" I guess the question is what the criteria are?
Is the Canonn a political / military group/faction? If so, we might want to be well situated in the "bubble" for expansion opportunities. If not, we might be better off in a more remote location where we're less likely to be "expanded into". Ooooerr.
Having a high-tech, large population station would be a benefit for outfitting.
Having an outpost is handy for selling illicit goods without risking fines.
A station close to the arrival point would be nice, cuts down on the repetitive commute time.
At least one scoopable star is a useful one.
Resource extraction sites
Black hole ( for any future testing we may do )
a variety of different types of planets gas and solid.
Edit and how about a planet that could be terra-formed for when we get proper planetary landings
How about Soontil
Its out of the way, has some mystery about it and a few planets so we have plenty of landscapes to chose from for racing and other silly things we may find our selves doing.
Only downside is no Black hole and does not have a station.
Hmm, with an 'illegal' UA in your hold, the 100% higher fines might be a problem.
How about we start a protest, 'Legalize UAs now!'
Regarding a Home System for the Canonn
I'm all up for putting some grind into supporting our influence over a home system, helping to target expansions, making myself hostile to everybody in sight so the boot-necking of rivals saves me the bother of having to go looking for it... and I'm even happy to wait for, perhaps, our first supported CG to be turning a different type of Outpost in the system into a Scientific Outpost... but...Please...
A system with a large pad that isn't an interminably long way to trek each and every time I want to pop home for fresh pies.
Which scotches both 109 Virginis and Timocani for me. Several of us already regularly use Anacondas, Type-9s and Clippers and as things progress over time more of us will become frustrated by the need to taxi from a neighbouring system or simply bump up our grind-time levels just to dock at the one station in the system which can handle our heft.
It's not that I don't recognise the 'group lore' that Timocani and 109 Virginis have provided but they are both rife with negative impact upon the comfortable viability of a home system. Furthermore, the group is drawn from across the Bubble anyway, and if it's really wanted by us to 'own' either of those systems then perhaps annexing them through later minor faction expansion from a neighbouring system would be our best bet - all this assuming we really feel a widespread attachment to either 109V or Timocani.
Frankly, I think we shouldn't make either a 'home system' or weigh ourselves down by what, in light of a ten year game, amounts only to a brief luck-bound flutter of activity in either of them.
And, so, I present...
The Case for Kotaition
On the edge of the Bubble, in the direction of Polaris.High-Tech.
Terrestrial water world with indigenous life - nitrogen-argon atmosphere
Terrestrial water world terraforming candidate with indigenous life - ammonia atmosphere
Large Jovian gas giant, rings with pristine reserves
Small Jovian gas giant, rings with pristine reserves
2 High Metal Content Planets - neither with atmosphere
Scoopable K-type Star
Plenty of barren (icy planet) moons
Large Station and small Outpost
In Kotaition I think I've found us a viable fixer-upper, which touches on several 'features' we may enjoy over the coming years of play.
The ammonia world could prove 'welcoming' to our Thargoid overlords.
It's a fine 'home base' for exploration - particularly towards Polaris.
There will be opportunities for RES, Mining, Horizons-era opportunities, bounty hunting, piracy, even fishing.
Docking for both large and small ships.
The opportunity for a later Group CG to terraform one of the worlds and/or change the 'type' of the Outpost to Scientific if it's not already.
It's not a Control system for Powerplay, nor does it earn much CC for it, so - assuming any Canonn PP ambitions are moot for a very long time - we shouldn't see much 'interest' or interference from that quarter.
Currently exploited by Mahon but not an Alliance system, actually Federation - which would, of course, quickly change when those peskily Independent Canonn types roll in.
No, it has absolutely no previous ties to our past work but here's a couple of things to consider:
Things change and we could do with some stability in a home-base sense. Where once Timocani was the place to be, HR1185 has become the hotspot, and in two weeks who's to say where the next system of interest will be? Or the five after that? At least by picking a base that is not beholden to a past already proven more for its temporary use than its long-term use, we can better equip ourselves for the long, long haul ahead.